Melissotarsini

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The tribe Melissotarsini belongs to the subfamily Myrmicinae. For a list of genera contained within this tribe see Melissotarsini genera, for species see Melissotarsini species.

Synopsis


Tribe MELISSOTARSINI
Melissotarsii Emery, 1901a: 36. Type-genus: Melissotarsus.
Taxonomic history
Melissotarsini as tribe of Ponerinae: Emery, 1901a: 36 [Melissotarsii].
Melissotarsini as tribe of Myrmicinae: Ashmead, 1905b: 383; Forel, 1911h: 446; Emery, 1914a: 35; Arnold, 1916: 188; Forel, 1917: 242; Emery 1922e: 118; Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 656; all subsequent authors.
Genera of Melissotarsini: Melissotarsus, Rhopalomastix.


Tribe Melissotarsini references
Emery, 1914a: 35, 40 (diagnosis (in key), synoptic classification); Forel, 1917: 242 (synoptic classification); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 661 (genera key); Wheeler, W.M. 1922a: 823, 1021 (Afrotropical, Malagasy catalogues); Wheeler, G.C. & Wheeler, J. 1976b: 53 (larvae, review & synthesis); Dlussky & Fedoseeva, 1988: 79 (synoptic classification); Hölldobler & Wilson, 1990: 16 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1994: 105 (synoptic classification); Bolton, 1995a: 1041 (census); Bolton, 1995b: 12 (catalogue); Bolton, 2003: 72, 257 (diagnosis, synopsis).